Tip of the month

Playing a Greenside Bunker Shot from Wet Sand January 25, 2017 11:01 am

Tip of the Month: Through the next couple of months or so if you end up in a greenside bunker there is every likelihood that the sand is going to be wet and as such takes on the same sort of consistency as concrete. This makes a difficult shot under normal conditions an absolute nightmare.

Down Slope by the Edge of the Green December 1, 2016 8:47 am

Tip of the Month: We have all heard the old football cliché “We are just going to take it one game at a time” and as with many of these there is a huge amount of truth in this approach and we golfers should follow the same mantra.

Getting ready for the 2017 Season October 26, 2016 6:15 pm

Hopefully your golf has improved through this season and now we come to the time of year to tick along until the sun comes out again and the evenings draw out, here are a couple of tips to help get you ready to hit the ground running for 2017.

Ball below the Feet September 29, 2016 10:58 am

By Jon Woodroffe Golf courses sadly are not built as flat as the golf range so when you are out in the real world, there is every chance you are going to have to play a shot from what we call a hanging lie, with the ball hanging below the level of your feet. As you can see from the... View Article

One Shot at a Time August 24, 2016 6:15 pm

Tip of the Month: We have all heard the old football cliché “We are just going to take it one game at a time” and as with many of these there is a huge amount of truth in this approach and we golfers should follow the same mantra.

Don’t Short Side Yourself July 27, 2016 12:31 pm

By Jon Woodroffe Most shots are lost around the greens by the majority of club golfers. Better technique and practice are certain ways to improve, but also not putting yourself in bad positions can save shots off your score. The picture shows a classic pin position. Very close to the left side of the green with all sorts of danger... View Article

Pace of Play June 28, 2016 10:09 am

By Jon Woodroffe As the R&A have recently released the findings of extensive research into how the game of golf can be speeded up, I thought this month I would highlight what I feel are the key things that help the pace of play as we all agree that it is the biggest annoyance in the game and yet nobody... View Article

From the Spongy Grass by the Side of the Green May 25, 2016 10:08 am

One of the problems we see at the range more often than anything is the strangulation that most amateurs inflict on the poor rubber end of the golf club. This article gives some advice on how to avoid gripping the club too tightly.